Memorizing God’s Word has had a life-changing effect on me. It is my desire to encourage all to make the commitment to hide God’s Word in our heart. The purpose of this page is to list some tools that will help you in your journey. Won’t you join me?
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
31 Days of Scripture Memory 2013-This a 31 days series I did that helped me focus on this important spiritual discipline.
His Word in My Heart: Memorizing Scripture for a Closer Walk with God by Janet Pope-I posted about this book at the link.
His Word in My Heart: Revive Our Hearts Podcasts featuring Janet Pope-This is a link to a series of broadcasts with Janet Pope the author of His Word in My Heart: Memorizing Scripture for a Closer Walk with God.
Legalism by Janet Pope-“I don’t memorize so that God will love me more. I memorize so that I will love Him more. I don’t memorize to sway God’s heart toward me. I memorize to sway my heart toward Him.”
First Love-I posted some links here that will help you in memorizing a whole book of the Bible. These particular links are for the book of Colossians, but the suggestions will work for any book you may choose to memorize.
The MAP Method of Meditation by Dr. Jim Berg
How to Memorize Scripture by Evangelist Ron Hood-This is the method I use. I write the verse on a card, using the first letter of each word and then follow his plan. I learned of this plan in 1980 in my freshman Bible class. I have used it ever since and have shared it with many. It is an easy way to memorize and meditate. Repetition does aid learning!
The KJV Bible Memory Version: A Tool for Treasuring God’s Word in Your Heart (The Memory Version Series)-You will need a Kindle or the Kindle app on you iPad, iTouch or computer for this. I love it!!! It has helpful hints for memorizing, but my favorite part is that with just a tap of the finger, the text converts to the first letter of each word. I usually make up my own flashcards this way, so this is very helpful. If it is on your iTouch, it is great for study when you are on the go…
Top 10 Scripture Memorization Tips for Kids-This article lists some great ways to get your kids memorizing God’s Word. I did this with my kids (wish I had done more) and it was a blessing to our whole family. There is no other way to bust the stress that can come up in a family than to quote God’s Word together.
When Scripture Doesn’t Stick: 10 Tips to Boost your Memory-Are you having trouble memorizing? Losing your focus? Here are some tangible ways to help!
Scripture Memorization-A little is better than…-A great post on the fact that a little is better than none! This encouraged me when I needed it the most.
10 tips to memorize a Bible chapter-“You probably don’t need convincing of the benefits of memorizing scripture. The hard part is making yourself do it. Memorizing a whole chapter or section of verses has been the easiest way for me to learn scripture.”
4 Strategies for Memorizing Scripture-“…it’s essential to not only know why I’m pursing a goal, but also to identify what potential roadblocks I am sure to face, and what to do when those likely obstacles appear.”
10 Reasons I Love Memorizing Scripture-“So what are your reasons for memorizing Scripture? Consequently, what is at stake if you don’t follow through?”
2 thoughts on “God’s Word in Your Heart”
This is great, Kim! As you heard at our meeting, we were encouraged last month to be more diligent in memorizing Scripture. The lady that shared with us is using Ron Hood’s plan. She has memorized 200 verses in the past year.
Thanks again for coming and sharing with us. It was great to meet you and to be encouraged by you.
I am really liking what I see of Ron Hood’s method. How do you adapt it to memorizing full chapters?